Hudson Voters Weigh In On Senior Center

Mar 12, 2013

The town of Hudson wants to build a $1.8 million senior center on land it already owns at Benson Park.  On Tuesday, residents will cast their votes on whether to approve the funding.

When seniors in Hudson want to go to health clinics, line dancing, or bridge games, they use the local community center.

But when the recreation department swings its athletic programs into gear in the Spring, the building can no longer accommodate agendas for both young and old.

So for years, seniors have been asking for a place of their own — especially since most towns of a similar size already have one.

Selectman Ted Luszey is spearheading the efforts.

He says the town already has most of the funds.

"We’re asking voters to approve the release of the capital reserve funds that we have been putting in our bank account for the last five or six years. This fiscal year we put a total of 300 thousand dollars in that the voters approved last year. Of the remaining dollars needed to build it, we need 117 thousand dollars."

Luszey says some of the funding will also come from the capital reserves for a cable TV facility that will reside on the first floor of the two-story building.

If voters approve the construction project, residents will see only a four or five-cent tax rate increase.

And they’ll get a senior center by December of this year.